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Billings car collision: one woman extricated from a vehicle

Billings, Montana, residents are mostly very cautious while driving in order to prevent a car crash. Auto accidents still occur, however, when drivers do not adhere to traffic rules and regulations. These drivers pose great risks to their fellow drivers, pedestrians and passengers. A collision between two motor vehicles may end up with devastating results.

Recently in Billings, a car accident occurred. A police officer said that the incident happened near Underpass Avenue on Laurel Road. The police pulled over two cars in this initial crash that did not involve any injuries. Then, a westbound vehicle struck the rear of one of the vehicles that the police had pulled over.

The rear-ended vehicle turned onto its side. A male passenger and the driver from the overturned vehicle were able to free themselves. However, one woman inside the vehicle was trapped, and emergency responders had to extricate her. Officials sent the woman to the nearest hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The officers gave citations to the drivers involved in the accident.

Compensation is important in these cases as it can be used to pay medical expenses. People involved in car accidents who seek compensation will likely need to undergo an examination from a doctor before they can file the claim. A physical examination is necessary in order to determine the injuries and the treatment needed.

Victims may file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party. A legal professional may help by investigating the case. A legal professional may also negotiate with the insurance companies in order for the victim or victims to recover the necessary amount of compensation to cover the damages. If the legal professional and the insurance companies can agree to a certain amount of compensation, the case might not go to court. Compensation will be decided on a case-by-case basis, and every situation is unique.

Source: Ktvq.com, "Woman receives minor injuries in crash on Laurel Road," Jan. 17, 2013

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